Regional & Community Relations

February 25, 2006

North of 45th Committee: Report & Recommendations

In February 2006, University of Washington President Mark Emmert appointed a group of interested stakeholders to take a comprehensive look at concerns regarding the neighborhood located north of 45th Street, bordering the University campus. The president’s action was taken in response to long-standing concerns by neighbors, the City of Seattle, and students about uncontrolled parties, excessive noise, vandalism, crime and safety in this area. President Emmert’s invitation to the Work Group members acknowledged that with more than 6,000 University of Washington students living north of the campus, including approximately 3,000 in the Greek System, UW students are a significant presence in the neighborhood.

The report has now been published, and the recommendations are as follows:

  • Develop an ongoing Committee and Create a Campus-Community Coalition
  • Strengthen Police Coordination and Enforcement
  • Re-Evaluate the Student Conduct Code
  • Amend and Enforce Land Use and Housing Codes
  • Purchase Property in the Area
  • Establish a Housing quality Assurance Program
  • Enhance Educational Efforts
  • Develop and Support an Ongoing “Adopt an Area” Program
  • Improve Safety and Student Welfare
  • Encourage Communication Between Students and Resident

Read the full North of 45th Report and Recommendations (.PDF, 4.2 MB)